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March was full of do-gooders– check them out purpose

Apr. 2, 2015 11:15 am

March was full of do-gooders– check them out

In this this month’s Mo-Ments in Philly Social Impact, there were too many things to include them all, so here are your highlights! Have something you’d like to share for April’s roundup? Email me at mo@generocity.org. [listly  id=”bIO” layout=”magazine” show_header=”false” show_author=”false” show_sharing=”false” show_tools=”false” per_page=”25″]
Fight for $15 Minimum Wage Reaches City Hall purpose

Mar. 5, 2015 2:05 pm

Fight for $15 Minimum Wage Reaches City Hall

The current state minimum wage, $7.25, is significantly lower than the living wage in Philadelphia
Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Introduces Bill Creating Tax Credit for Workforce Development method

Feb. 26, 2015 11:44 am

Councilman Kenyatta Johnson Introduces Bill Creating Tax Credit for Workforce Development

Nonprofit professional Tivoni Devor gets heard in City Hall
Azavea’s Summer of Maps is Helping Nonprofits With Free GIS Work Again method

Jan. 16, 2015 12:35 pm

Azavea’s Summer of Maps is Helping Nonprofits With Free GIS Work Again

GIS analysts perform pro bono geospatial data analysis projects for nonprofit organizations.
Councilman Henon’s Office Wraps Philly Play Summer Challenge people

Aug. 22, 2014 10:10 am

Councilman Henon’s Office Wraps Philly Play Summer Challenge

Councilman Bobby Henon and staff wrapped up their Philly Play Summer Challenge initiative on Wednesday, August 13 at Vogt Recreation Center in Northeast Philadelphia, garnering 3,000 attendees. “Philly Play turned out to be a bigger project than any of us expected,” the councilman said. Philly Play, which was created by Henon in 2013 in his […]
With $1 Million More to Award, Philadelphia Cultural Fund Opens Grantmaking on August 1 people

Jul. 14, 2014 12:41 pm

With $1 Million More to Award, Philadelphia Cultural Fund Opens Grantmaking on August 1

With a larger budget, the Philadelphia Cultural Fund is gearing up for its annual grantmaking process, which opens on August 1. The taxpayer-funded nonprofit makes annual grants to nearly 280 arts and cultural organizations across the city, and thanks to some dedicated grassroots lobbying — and the approval of City Council — it is preparing […]
The Sustainable Business Network Calls for a Permanent Mayor’s Office of Sustainability people

May 6, 2014 3:54 pm

The Sustainable Business Network Calls for a Permanent Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

City initiatives focused on the issue of sustainability may seem like the norm in Philadelphia, but this focus is in large part due to the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, which is a temporary agency established by the Nutter Administration in 2009. Councilmembers Blondell Reynolds Brown and Jim Kenney have proposed a bill to make the […]
City Council President Darrell Clarke Announces Plan to Build 1,500 Units of Affordable Housing people

Mar. 20, 2014 10:48 am

City Council President Darrell Clarke Announces Plan to Build 1,500 Units of Affordable Housing

Martin Luther King Plaza in South Philadelphia, an affordable housing development completed in 2011. Image via Flickr user Payton Chung City Council President Darrell Clarke announced a plan on Monday for the city to subsidize the construction of 1,500 affordable housing units. The plan calls for 1,000 rental units and 500 ownership units located in […]

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